Hot Chocolate or Eggnog?
I'm a chocolate gal all the way. I don't like eggnog at all. Bring the hot chocolate and I'll be just fine this time of year. Frozen hot chocolate is even better...LOVE all things chocolate.
Does Santa Wrap Presents or Just Sit Them Underneath the Tree?
All of our presents are wrapped. ALWAYS! We've always wrapped all of our gifts even when I was little. The gift either says from Santa or to whomever. The only times things weren't wrapped was if the gift was HUGE. I'm still trying to figure out how to wrap Brayden's new Mini-Coupe truck. I want him to open it last because it's going to be is favorite. I've gotta figure out how to wrap it all. ;-)
Colored Lights or White?
I love the look of white lights on a tree. My lights this year have a bluish tint to them. Growing up we always had colored lights. Since I've been married, I've always done white. I'm not opposed to either.
When Do You Decorate?
After Thanksgiving. I believe Thanksgiving deserves it's only holiday with fall decorations. I could decorate for Christmas all year long if it was acceptable. Haha! We always get our tree after our Thanksgiving dinner. Then, I decorate the tree and the house the next day.
Real or Fake Tree?
What's Christmas without a REAL tree? I know A LOT of people go artificial, but I cannot and will not. We've always had a real tree. I love the smell and the look of a real tree. I don't mind pine needles on the floor. It's beautiful! My brother's wife convinced him to get an artificial tree this year. He told my mom that his wife "took a little piece of his Christmas away." Sad. We are real tree people.
What Tops Your Tree?
Well, honestly, nothing this year. We have a beautiful angel and I cannot get her to stay on top of the tree. I'm sure it's user error, but we cannot get her to stay. Next year, I plan on getting a bow. So, for this year I do not have a tree topper. I have not had time to go and buy one either, so I just don't have anything up there. :-(
Favorite Christmas Memories or Traditions
My mom always made her famous hot cocoa and we would decorate the Christmas tree as a family. Those are the memories that I will cherish forever.
Do You Remember Your Favorite Gift as a Child?
Honestly, no. I had so many gifts that I wanted over the years that I cannot remember one that just sticks out above the rest. The one that comes to my mind right now was my Alan Jackson CD from 1993 or 1994. Can't quite remember the exact year. He was one of my momma's favorite singers so of course I loved him to. I would go around singing 'Way down yonder on the Chattahoochee' all the time.
Do You Prefer Giving Gifts or Receiving Them?
I do not like to be the center of attention. I love receiving gifts as does everyone else, but giving is where my heart lies. I would buy gifts for everyone if I could afford it.
What is Your Favorite Christmas Song?
I love all Christmas songs. Baby It's Cold Outside is one of my favorites. I love the older hits like Winter Wonderland, and The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole. I don't think I can pick a favorite. Like I said, I love Christmas music. We've been playing Christmas music for the last two weeks in my room.
Candy Canes...Yuck or Yum?
I don't have an answer for this. I'll eat one if it's given to me, but I'm not going to go buy me some candy canes. They're just okay.
Favorite Christmas Movie
Do, I have to pick just one? Like I've said before, I love all things Christmas. I watch Rudolph and Frosty every year along with It's a Wonderful Life. My newest favorite is Elf. Love, love, love this movie. Such a funny movie with a great story. "Santa...I know him!!!"
Do You Shop Online or at Stores?
I do both. I DO NOT go out in the madness of the day after Thanksgiving sales. I don't think any sale is worth me getting into a fight or trampled. I buy most everything online. However, I always have to run out the week of Christmas and buy the rest. I still haven't bought the men (except my husband) anything for Christmas. So, I will be one of the crazy people out shopping next week.
Photo Cards, Letters, or Store Bought Cards
I love photo cards the best, but receiving any card is just fine. My grandma sent me a store bought card last week and it brought a smile to my face. I haven't seen her since my wedding in 2008, and I love getting a card from her. I look forward to it every year.
Go link up, friends!
I hope you've had a great week. If you are like me, TWO MORE DAYS. We got this. :-)
Lots of love,